Date and Location of the 10th Seminar

The seminar will take place on

April 21st, 2015
at 1700 hrs c.t.

in room 432 of the IWR building (INF 368).

After the talks there will be food and cold drinks in the common room 514.

Speakers and Abstracts

This time, we have the following speakers:


* Nadia Said - A Peek Into the Human Mind - Is Human Judgment Based on Rationality?

"If a random word is taken from an English text, is it more likely that the word starts with a K, or that K is the third letter?"
What would be your answer? In my presentation I will give a short overview of heuristic and biases used in judgment under uncertainty (Tversky & Kahneman).


* Jochen Fiedler - The significant problems with p-values in everyday academic work

In many research areas, p values are considered as the standard method to judge the significance of effects examined in a study. However, in recent years there is increasing criticism of its usage as this standard because it is often used incorrectly. Even used correctly it is not as reliable as one might think - in particular the widely used p value of 0.05 is problematic.
In this talk we review problems with the p value, illustrate them with some examples and indicate alternatives.

We're looking forward to seeing you for some pizza afterwards in the common room, so we don't have to eat all the food and drink all beer afterwards by ourselves.

Looking forward to seeing you there! Lilli, Steffie and Michael